New Client, Same Property

There is a problem that I would guess most appraisers run into on a somewhat frequent basis. Imagine the following scenario (it probably won’t be too hard since you have … Read More

Buying Time

We all have twenty-four hours in a day. One’s economic status, ethnicity, or gender doesn’t change that. I believe the secret to success is finding ways to create more time … Read More

Quality and Condition Standards

Even years after UAD was first implemented, there remains some confusion over the quality and condition rating regulations within the appraiser community. Let’s talk briefly about Fannie Mae’s regulations concerning … Read More

Creating Your Circle of Influence

  One aspect of my job that I love, is the opportunity that I have to associate with many inspirational individuals. It is my pleasure and honor to be surrounded … Read More

Just the Cost of Doing Business

There are many little, or even big, inconveniences that are simply hazards of being an appraiser. When it comes to thinking of the costs of running your business, you likely … Read More

The Tiered Appraisal Office

If you’ve not read “Good to Great” by Jim Collins yet, then I highly recommend that you do so. It’s been a few years now since I read it myself, … Read More

It Could Be Worse

I want to talk to you today about something that’s been in my thoughts recently – a question of our mindset as appraisers, if you will – that was brought on … Read More